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LITTLE NELL
08-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

DrCrawdad
08-06-2009, 07:14 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

I don't think so.

DumpJerry
08-06-2009, 07:19 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?
If everyone else wins 85 or fewer games, yes.

JB98
08-06-2009, 07:21 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

FWIW, the Tigers are currently on an 86-win pace.

SOXfnNlansing
08-06-2009, 07:26 PM
FWIW, the Tigers are currently on an 86-win pace.


..maybe Blackout game #2 at the cell this season!

JB98
08-06-2009, 07:31 PM
..maybe Blackout game #2 at the cell this season!

The Sox would need to win the season series to host such a game. Right now, they trail 7-5. If the Sox win the remaining games vs. Detroit and take the season series, they'll probably take the division outright.

beasly213
08-06-2009, 08:57 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

I'm not sure how you predict that record based on the schedule with this team.

I mean who predicted they would go 5-2 against the Yankees and Angles?

It will be a foot race to the end.

Noneck
08-06-2009, 10:36 PM
It will be a foot race to the end.

It looks as though it will be more like a potato sack race to the finish.

JB98
08-06-2009, 10:37 PM
It looks as though it will be more like a potato sack race to the finish.

They usually call it a pennant race. The AL Central will be a pennant crawl.

oeo
08-06-2009, 11:16 PM
I don't think so.

I do, I think the Tigers are going to tank.

DrCrawdad
08-07-2009, 12:40 AM
I do, I think the Tigers are going to tank.

I hope you're right and that the Sox win the AL Central and move on from there.

SoxFan1979
08-07-2009, 12:53 AM
..maybe Blackout game #2 at the cell this season!

Wouldn't that be AWESOME?! Imagine taking the twins last year then this year the tigs?

Gavin
08-07-2009, 01:40 AM
Does anyone wish the Sox were, like, for example, a 99-win team and not setting their sights at winning the measly AL Central?

guillen4life13
08-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Does anyone wish the Sox were, like, for example, a 99-win team and not setting their sights at winning the measly AL Central?

That's the first goal. Things don't always happen in the ideal manner and I think that 2005 is just one example of how to do things. Getting into the playoffs is the first goal. After that, if the Sox' hold up with their performance on the road, they should be alright compared to their competition.

2009 is not 2005, but a similar end result is not out of the realm of possibility. There's more than one way to win the prize.

Irishsoxfan
08-07-2009, 08:03 AM
As much fun as the blackout game #163 was to watch, it kinda screwed up our rotation for the playoffs so if we win outright, whether it's with 86-76 (possible) or more then I will be as optimistic as the next guy about our chances

russ99
08-07-2009, 08:46 AM
That's the first goal. Things don't always happen in the ideal manner and I think that 2005 is just one example of how to do things. Getting into the playoffs is the first goal. After that, if the Sox' hold up with their performance on the road, they should be alright compared to their competition.

2009 is not 2005, but a similar end result is not out of the realm of possibility. There's more than one way to win the prize.

If we can stay a bit over .500 in the really brutal stretch at the end of the month (@BOS/@NYY/@MIN/@CUBS/BOS/oak/@LAA) I think the Sox will do pretty well in the rest of their games and finish around 90.

But the biggest factor in the race is not to backslide vs. lesser teams, like with Cleveland this weekend. They handled the Tigers and Twins this week and won't be a pushover.

mantis1212
08-07-2009, 09:02 AM
The Sox would need to win the season series to host such a game. Right now, they trail 7-5. If the Sox win the remaining games vs. Detroit and take the season series, they'll probably take the division outright.

Did they actually change that rule? I remember all the talk about it after the Sox won the coin toss and the tiebreaker last year, but I didn't know they actually changing that rule.

jdm2662
08-07-2009, 09:18 AM
Did they actually change that rule? I remember all the talk about it after the Sox won the coin toss and the tiebreaker last year, but I didn't know they actually changing that rule.

The rule was changed in the offseason. While I certainly agree with that rule, what I find funny is how the Twins whined and moaned about having to come to Chicago. If you would've not lost 2 of 3, AT HOME, to KC, you have had to come...

everafan
08-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

Yes. And coincidentally, Baseball Prospectus agrees with you. After a preseason prediction of 76-86 (I think) as of today they have us winning the division by 5 games at 86-76, with the Tigers and Twins projected to finish at 81-81.

<http://www.baseballprospectus.com/team_audit.php?team=cha

tstrike2000
08-07-2009, 03:11 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

Maybe, maybe not. I think the Sox will win the division with an 88-74 record.

Walker29
08-07-2009, 03:12 PM
I am going to go out on a limb and say there is no way this season comes down to Game #163 vs. Detroit since there is a good chance the division in either won or loss in our last 12 games (3 vs. Min, 3 vs. Det, 3 @ Cle and 3 @ Det.)

LITTLE NELL
08-07-2009, 03:32 PM
Looking at the remaining schedule I'm looking at the Sox ending up with an 86-76 record. Are 86 wins enough to win the division?

Yes. And coincidentally, Baseball Prospectus agrees with you. After a preseason prediction of 76-86 (I think) as of today they have us winning the division by 5 games at 86-76, with the Tigers and Twins projected to finish at 81-81.

<http://www.baseballprospectus.com/team_audit.php?team=cha
I hope BP and yours truly are 100% correct.

comet2k
08-07-2009, 03:52 PM
At the All-Star break I projected the Sox would win 83 and tie the Twins for second. Now I think the Sox will win 84, and the Tigers will still win the division. The Tigers play well at home, and 30 of their remaining 55 games are in Detroit.

For the Sox, I'm guessing they won't have any big winning or losing streaks and will win series with weaker teams at home and lose to strong teams on the road.

everafan
08-07-2009, 03:55 PM
I hope BP and yours truly are 100% correct.

Me too. And Sox fans almost never hope BP is right.

MarkZ35
08-07-2009, 04:22 PM
Yes. And coincidentally, Baseball Prospectus agrees with you. After a preseason prediction of 76-86 (I think) as of today they have us winning the division by 5 games at 86-76, with the Tigers and Twins projected to finish at 81-81.
That's odd because I just looked at the Tigers schedule and I am picking them to end up at 83-79 and the Sox at 86-76. I think the Sox schedule is slightly harder but not by much. The Tigers have very tough road games in August. I guess we will see in the next few months.